Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (NSW)

WED
2:05PM

Incident attracts WHS notice on smoking, leads to EU

A PCBU's $504,000 enforceable undertaking has provided valuable insight into the wide range of workplace issues that attract the attention of WHS inspectors, including where staff smoke their cigarettes.

THU
3:10PM

Explosion resulted from alleged WHS contraventions

A PCBU accused of breaching its WHS duty to control ignition sources, at the time of an injury-causing explosion, has entered a $624,400 undertaking and spent nearly $180,000 on WHS rectifications.

FRI
3:02PM

EU bid rejected after 170 WHS notices issued

A WHS regulator has rejected a PCBU's bid to enter an enforceable undertaking in lieu of prosecution, after considering the significant impact its alleged offences had on a worker, and its "poor compliance history".

MON
12:38PM

Ladders "the last option" in WHS hierarchy; and more

  • Ladders are "the last option", PCBUs told after death;
  • Rio Tinto's former HSE chief appointed SWA chair; and
  • PCBUs' "attitudes" to affect WHS-undertaking decisions in NSW.
MON
10:26AM

PCBU addresses language barriers in WHS undertaking

A PCBU will translate a range of WHS materials to prevent communication breakdowns and risks among non-English-speaking workers, and contribute $50,000 to a regulatory campaign, after it was accused of WHS breaches resulting in glass falling on a public street.

TUE
3:56PM

EU commitment includes AS/NZS ISO 45001 certification

A PCBU accused of fall-related breaches has committed to developing and certifying a safety management system against AS/NZS ISO 45001, under a $274,000 WHS undertaking in which much of the spend will go towards initiatives that mature safety organisations already have.

TUE
1:57PM

Fatality prompts record $4.5m spend on EU and more

A major PCBU has committed to a record WHS undertaking spend, including on strategies tackling an anticipated surge in infrastructure safety risks, after a worker was killed by moving plant.

TUE
3:19PM

Are key SWMS messages getting through to workers?

In a $586,000 WHS undertaking, a PCBU has launched a research study into effectively communicating the key "high-risk messages" in safe work method statements, following an incident resulting from SWMS-compliance failures on the first working day of the year in 2018.

WED
3:57PM

WHS spends reach $1.5m after two serious incidents

A PCBU has committed to completely digitising its permit-to-work system to strengthen its effectiveness as a critical control for non-standard work, while a second PCBU will audit its mobile plant and traffic management plans across multiple sites, in response two serious safety incidents.


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